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"Crush" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this first song off American Idol's up-coming album discusses a romantic crush. However, the lyrics are sweet and innocent and rarely even teeter toward sexual; instead they concentrate on the common teen emotions of insecurity, confusion, and euphoria.
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
David Archuleta was the sweet kid on American Idol that everyone was rooting for, and his innocent appeal has been very wisely captured on this debut single. Rather than take on the role of the heartbreaker or ladies man, Archuleta stays with his down-to-earth roots to create a sweet and easy-to-listen-to single. It's hard not to feel for Archuleta as he cries, "I know this crush ain't goin' away." From the sound of the first single, it looks like there will be plenty of crushes to come once the full album debuts this fall.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why Archuleta chose to debut this single on a radio program. With the popularity of music videos and Web sites, do you think it's a surprise that he chose radio? Also, what type of buzz has the single attracted? Why do you think Archuleta chose to release this single months before his album?